I am nearly confident that F22 already has some secret technologies that its adversaries do not know about and thus not spend efforts in finding counter measures. Direct Energy, Blinding or Killing lasers, even mini EMPs can all be possible on F22 and F35s already.
Victor7 i agree perfectly with you, rather i think that Raptor has also an antimatter gun and some sort of energy shield activated directly with mere thought by the pilot (also if ,obviously, F-22 wouldn't never employ it because no enemy can see it).
If i would be in you ,i would start a good thread of F-16.net on the subject ; i am sure you would very quickly collect a big herd.....cough....i intended group...group....of happy fans celebrating your ideas.
After that you could start other threads named ,for example : " F-22 Raptor vs Klingon starship" or " F-22 Raptor and B2 Spirit 10th or 11th generation aircraft ?" , i can barely image the success you could obtain.
Time and again, USAF sources have said that F22 vrs 6 or so F15s is not even a fair fight. Many have termed Raptor as a 6th generation plane..........got to give some value to these statements. USAF does not like to boast and post wrong figures.
Oh yes ,sure ...
are cheap ,do you know...but outside world of WORDS
we only see that :
1) F-22 in the only instance where was allowed to participate in a not USAF controled DACT exercise vs allied RAF ,with both WVR and BVR engagements, has been not only dominated WVR (for the lack of any type of even '80 years level HOBS missiles) but was also tracked at very surprising long range by Thypoon.
2) Since the "incident" F-22 was never allowed
anymore to participate in any DACT exercise
with not american-controled Red groups ,in spite that.... SUPPOSEDLY
..... F-22 shouldn't risk anything in the BVR engagement
, if it was TRULY
as undetectable as CLAIMED
,in fact, those engagement would finish with the Raptor engaging the enemy aircraft completely undetected and,therefore ,with virtually zero risks for its classified capabilities.
The UNIQUE RISK
that a similar USAF choice would avoid would be the EXACT OPPOSITE
- that F-22 would result much,much more detectable than what selled usually in the PR oriented CLAIMS
3) F-22 has never participated
(even only in a purely symbolic way) in any international mission where any foreign aircraft was present
Anyone can easily realize how the possible rational behind this odd choice by part of USAF strangely correspond to that of the previous point
4) F-22 raptor has been discontinued after just few years from its IOC
...strange...VERY STRANGE , isn't
Victor7, even escaping to the points i have exposed, try to reason for some seconds ;do you find credible that one F-22 armed with six....SIX
(a missile that have proved in actual operations a PK of 0,46 against.... vastly outdated targets literally not employing any type of countermeasures and not attempting any manoeuvre to avoid them !!!
) can even only have one chance on 100 to win ?
Please Victor7 REASON !!!!